Sustainability on the mind? Have a project idea to make Oxy a greener campus? We'll help you get your project started!

The ASOC Renewable Energy & Sustainability Fund (RESF) was established by students of Occidental College in 2007 to fund projects and lead initiatives that make Occidental a more sustainable and environmentally just community. We are one of the four branches of Occidental’s student government: the Associated Students of Occidental College (ASOC).

We meet every Tuesday evening from 6:30–7:30pm PST. Our meetings are open to the public and you can join via: (Meeting ID: 834 3570 4157 Passcode: 021706)

RESF Member List and Bios

Kayla Heinze, President
Class of 2022
Philosophy Major, Biology Minor
From Minneapolis, MN
Favorite produce: Blueberries or mangoes

Sarah Cook 
Class of 2024 
MAC Major, UEP Minor 
From Philadelphia, PA 
Favorite produce: Oreo Pop-Tarts

Katherine Hines
Class of 2022
Urban and Environmental Policy Major 
From Moorestown, NJ
Favorite produce: Broccoli 

Zerlina Lai
Class of 2024
From San Jose, CA
Favorite produce: Lychee

Zoë Spearman
Class of 2021
Biology Major with a Concentration in Environmental Science
From Exeter, NH
Favorite produce: Seaweed 

Jakob Barton
Class of 2023
Economics major, UEP minor
From Boston, MA
Favorite produce: Carrots

Hannah Sy
Class of 2023
From Hong Kong
Favorite produce: Avocados

Emma Silber
Class of 2023
From Seattle, WA
Favorite produce: Pomegranate

Jon Ekberg

Benjamin Ventresca
Class of 2022
From Los Angeles, CA
Econ Major
Favorite produce: Mango 

Van Gonzales

Spruce Bohen

Our mission is to disburse student body fees with the goal of contributing to a more sustainable and environmentally just campus by means of promoting renewable energy, resource conservation, sustainable programming and workshops, food justice, environmental justice, the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and by advocating for environmental sustainability, education, and awareness on campus.

We seek to empower students to carry out their visions for sustainability and environmental justice, while also making Occidental’s campus a better place to study and live. Find out more on our Instagram page. Email with any questions or concerns!